LRT-2 Will Place Additional Stations in Divisoria, Pier 4, and Tutuban
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has announced that the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) system will be adding new stations in Divisoria, Pier 4, and Tutuban via the Line 2 West Extension Project.
The PHP10.1-billion project, which is expected to be finished by 2023, would cut travel time from Recto to Pier 4 to five minutes only. It will cater to an estimated 315,000 passengers each day, and will run from Masinag in Antipolo City all the way to Pier 4 in Manila.
“Mas magiging madali na ang biyahe ng mga gustong pumunta para mamili sa Tutuban at Divisoria, o mga sasakay ng barko sa Pier 4 ng North Harbor (Traveling will be easier if you want to go shopping at Tutuban and Divisoria, or you’ll ride the boat at the Pier 4 of North Harbor),” said LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya to GMA News 7.
Berroya also added that the LRT-2 West Extension Project under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program aims to inspire passengers to use public transport for their daily commutes. They hope that this will help ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
“The increase in commuters who will benefit from the extension project translates to the reduction of commuters not using Metro Manila’s congested streets. For ease of commuting, LRT-2 as a public mass transport system will be the way to go,” Berroya said.
According to Philippine Star, its construction will begin in the second quarter of 2020, and will be completed by the second quarter of 2023. Marubeni will be responsible for the overall administration and the procurement of E&M railway systems, while track-work procurement, construction, and the installation of E&M systems will be shouldered by D.M. Consunji Incorporated (DMCI).